Zombie of the Week

Over the past three years we’ve celebrated over 150 of our favorites zombies, once per week. Lately, however, it’s felt more like work than fun, so we’re stopping. The last thing we need right now is another thing that feels like work.

We’re proud of the collection we’ve created and it’s all available in the complete Zombie of the Week archive. You can still expect more zombies from us, movie and game reviews and, of course, our yearly Boiled Eggs and Brain Eaters Easter celebration.

Fallout 4_20160108234820We’ve been playing Fallout 4 on the PlayStation 4 since its release on November 10th (you can follow our playthrough diary at our sister site, DepressedPress.com). We celebrated its new, more aggressive ghouls a few days later on November 15th. But what about the many interesting ghouls that don’t want to immediately chew your face off? This series is for them!

[Minor spoilers below!]

As you’re wandering down by the Boston waterfront, you might find a weirdly unaccompanied child amongst the super-mutants and raiders. Although you can spot at least three things that would kill him instantly within 50 feet, he seems more worried about a “sea monster” that’s peeping at him from out in the bay. If you agree to go investigate, you’ll be surprised to find a 200 year-old Chinese submarine.

If you board the relic, you’ll be even more surprised to find another relic: the 200 year-old Captain Zao! Despite the fact that he, you know, was the one directly responsible for nuking your hometown, he’s really not that bad a guy. Why not give him a hand with some fetch quests?

This is the 152th Zombie of the Week; that’s nearly three years of zombies! We are desperately running out of ideas! Please contact us with suggestions!

Fallout 4_20151121191749We’ve been playing Fallout 4 on the PlayStation 4 since its release on November 10th (you can follow our playthrough diary at our sister site, DepressedPress.com). We celebrated its new, more aggressive ghouls a few days later on November 15th. But what about the many interesting ghouls that don’t want to immediately chew your face off? This series is for them!

[Minor spoilers below!]

Kent is the key to our absolute favorite quest line in Fallout 4: The Silver Shroud! An eternal fan of the comic book hero, Kent spends his time in the Memory Den reliving old episodes of the ancient radio show. He’s so damn adorable! When he begs you to explore the local comics shop/TV studio and find memorabilia for him, you just gotta, right?

When you return with the costume (and the gun and some other goodies) he’s just so damn happy! The black trench coat and fedora. The pretty silver (but pretty damn useless) submachine gun. When he suggests that you wear that costume and go after bad guys – optionally delivering all of your dialog in the voice of the Shroud – you just gotta, right?

When the criminals get upset because you’re talking like a comic book character while shooting them in the face and kidnap him, he’s just so damn sad! With the torture and the pain and yelling. When you hear about it and get the option to run all the way to Medford and rescue him, you just gotta, right?

Kent’s great. We love Kent!

This is the 151th Zombie of the Week; that’s nearly three years of zombies! We are desperately running out of ideas! Please contact us with suggestions!

Fallout 4_20160105222135We’ve been playing Fallout 4 on the PlayStation 4 since its release on November 10th (you can follow our playthrough diary at our sister site, DepressedPress.com). We celebrated its new, more aggressive ghouls a few days later on November 15th. But what about the many interesting ghouls that don’t want to immediately chew your face off? This series is for them!

[Minor spoilers below!]

The ruins of Commonwealth police stations are littered with evidence of Eddie Winter’s wrongdoing and it seems clear that had armageddon not distracted them, the police would have been able to put Winter behind bars. It turns out that this would have been a very long time as Winters, obsessed with immortality, subjected himself to bizarre radiation experiments. Eventually they turned him into the very first ghoul!

This is the 150th Zombie of the Week; that’s nearly three years of zombies! We are desperately running out of ideas! Please contact us with suggestions!

Fallout 4_20151212014946We’ve been playing Fallout 4 on the PlayStation 4 since its release on November 10th (you can follow our playthrough diary at our sister site, DepressedPress.com). We continue to celebrate our favorite ghouls of the game.

This week, we bring you Arlen Glass, an absolute sweetheart. Arlen is the handyman at The Slog, the all Ghoul farm that you’ll likely run into fairly early in the game. You’ll learn later than Arlen was the lead toy designer at Atomatoys and head of the “Giddyup Buttercup” line of robot hobby horses.

He left the company when his superiors accepted military contracts and, shortly thereafter, was turned into a ghoul in the nuclear holocaust. One of the most poignant moments in the game comes when you bring Arlen a 200 year-old holotape allowing him to hear the voices of his lost wife and daughter.

Here’s to you, Arlen, making an old, fat gamer cry.

This is the 149th Zombie of the Week; that’s nearly three years of zombies! We are desperately running out of ideas! Please contact us with suggestions!

Fallout 4_20151210170502We’ve been playing Fallout 4 on the PlayStation 4 since its release on November 10th (you can follow our playthrough diary at our sister site, DepressedPress.com). We celebrated its new, more aggressive ghouls a few days later on November 15th. But what about the many interesting ghouls that don’t want to immediately chew your face off? This series is for them!

Minor spoilers ahead!

Bobbi No-nose (an odd name as none of the ghouls have noses) is an abrasive, joyless schemer who lies often and loudly. She’s truly a terrible person that drags you into an amazingly impracticable plot that almost gets you killed. On the plus side… there is no plus side.

This is the 148th Zombie of the Week; that’s nearly three years of zombies! We are desperately running out of ideas! Please contact us with suggestions!

Fallout 4_20151127230241We’ve been playing Fallout 4 on the PlayStation 4 since its release on November 10th (you can follow our playthrough diary at our sister site, DepressedPress.com). We celebrated its new, more aggressive ghouls a few days later on November 15th. But what about the many interesting ghouls that don’t want to immediately chew your face off? This series is for them!

Minor spoilers ahead!

First up, meet your friendly neighborhood Vault-Tec rep. He’s one of the first characters you meet in 2077 and it’s a good thing: moments after he signs you and your family up for the local vault nuclear hell breaks out. You make it to the vault just in time to see this dedicated company man get refused entry.

200 years later – years that you spent blissfully unaware in cryogenic suspension – you’ll come across the poor sap all miserable and ghoulified. He’s a little hostile and depressing at first, but if you’re patient you can offer him a job as a salesman in one of your settlements. This will perk him up tremendously.

This is the 147th Zombie of the Week; that’s nearly three years of zombies! We are desperately running out of ideas! Please contact us with suggestions!